Like Fine Wine... Craft Production
30 Years from Santa Barbara to Hollywood and back
With over 3 decades in entertainment, Endorphin Films and Executive Producer Lee Abbott have produced everything from the Red Carpet at the Oscars to over 6 Million Views of recipe videos on Social Media.

Enjoy this Amuse Bouche ~ Cheers
MORGAN FREEMAN
~ Academy Award
​​​​​​​Winning Actor ​& Icon
“Plan!t Now hopes to work with Lee Abbott and his company again.
MARTY STUART
~ Grammy Award Winning
​​​​​​​Country Music Artist 
“Lee Abbott is a visionary, a true artist who shoots from the soul.
Owner & Executive Producer
LEE ABBOTT
With over 30 years in Entertainment, there is hardly a role Lee Abbott has not served in, on both sides of the camera.  As an Executive Producer who is also a Writer, Director, Director of Photography, Editor, and Voice Over specialist, Lee is able to nurture any project from scratch to broadcast.

As a Food Network Finalist on "All Star Academy" Lee also brings a Chef's skillset and eye to Food & Beverage productions. For example, Lee and Endorphin Films produced over 6 Million Social Network Views with his "Speedy Gourmet" recipes.

Based just 90 minutes North of Hollywood in gorgeous Santa Barbara California, Endorphin Films is a Global production company - with the stunning locations of The American Riviera and Wine Country right in the backyard.
Some of our work...

Comedy Kitchen!

What happens when you take Celebrity Chefs and Comics on a role reversal challenge in Napa?  Chefs cutting it up on stage and Comics slicin' and dicin' in the kitchen.

Shooting at the #1 Winery in Napa the gorgeous DAVIS ESTATES and Hosted by veteran funnyman Craig Shoemaker and his Phily brother from another mother restaurateur Tony Luke Jr. this series is  serving up laughs.

LINK TO SHOW:  COMEDY KITCHEN

Wolf PAC

Shark Tank is only the elevator pitch - but what about developing a business to invest in.

The Wolf PAC are incredibly successful entrepreneurs from Philadelphia investing back into their community, lifting businesses and changing lives.

Produced in association with the Philadelphia Eagles, this series is set to spin off to major cities around the country to help small business get back on its feet. 

Sharks may be out for blood, but these venture capitalists know it's better to travel in a PAC.

LINK TO SHOW:  WOLF PAC

Disaster at Devil's Jaw
Documentary Feature Film
Before Pearl Harbor this was the greatest Navy disaster in U.S. History. 

The California Coast, shrouded in night and fog, combined with hubris and great speed... took down an entire Squadron on September 8th, 1923. 

This is the tale of the Honda Point shipwrecking of 7 Destroyers, upon a rocky outcropping known by old sailors as "The Devil's Jaw"

TASTE LIFE
More than a motto - it's your invitation to adventure based cuisine...TASTE LIFE. 

This is the Adrenaline version of Bourdain.  No back-alley eyeball eating or travel to war zones - THIS is your perfect vacation. 
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​​​​​​​Enjoy the Sizzle - and not just on the Grill. 
THE AHA SHOW!
PREVIEW the Series! Who is on the show?... How about Louisette Geiss the lead plaintiff against Weinstein who helped kickstart the #MeToo movement. And Yawar Charlie and his husband Jason Miller who got married LIVE on the Grammy's by Queen Latifah and Madonna just as California made Marriage Equality LAW. From star of Million Dollar Listing Chad Rogers, to undefeated Featherweight Boxing Champ Claude Staten Jr. - this is going to be an inspiring ride!
Watch Full Episodes on our YouTube Channel!
5 MILLION VIEWS
It's awesome when the Executive Producer, is also a Food Network Chef!

Last year for just 2 clients, The California Beef Board, and, John Soules Foods the #1 Fajita producer in the U.S. - Lee Abbott created nearly 90 original, video recipes that in total surpassed 4 Million Views on Social Media.  His "Speedy Gourmet" 1 minute recipes made for very effective and tasty marketing - for mere pennies per view.

#1 Fitness App
When NFL Legend Tony Gonzales enters the Fitness Business, he did so with the same guys from EA Sports who put Madden Football on the map.  Endorphin Films produced all the Video Elements of Tony and Team putting the app through its paces.  Here's a tease of the action.
Addy Awards
Lee Abbott and Endorphin have received several Addy Awards for commercial work.  In this spot for the Kern County Department of Human Services, some difficult subjects were addressed - and people were moved.  Powerful.
Before it was Legal...
Nominated for a High Times Stoney Award for Best Picture, TOTALLY BAKED was ahead of its time.  Featuring a cast of over 100 and tunes by Brian Johnson of ACDC this film was part Live Stand-Up, part Documentary, part Sketch Comedy and TOTALLY BAKED.
Dove Award
DC Talk was pretty much the "U2" of the Christian Rock world, and Lee Abbott was the editor of this mix of Multi-Cam Live Concerts inter-cut with behind the scenes documentary scenes that was created for their rabid fans and won a DOVE AWARD for "Best Long-Format Home Video"
Tech Pop Culture
G4TV was the E! of the Nerd set - said with all due respect!  From covering Comic-Con to E3 and their hit Attack of the Show, Lee produced hundreds of hours of segments and content which often included lending his Voice Over skills.  Yes... he can do the "Movie Guy" voice.
Home Makeovers
From knocking down a whole house and rebuilding it in just one week for FOX on Renovate My Family, to Directing celebrity Lisa Rinna's first season of Merge, to literally tattooing the walls with HGTV's Next Design Star Antonio Ballatore, Lee produces up style and story even as the dust and passions fly.
Women's Health
From Meriter Hospital's Women's Health Services to the AVON Breast Cancer Walk, Lee Abbott is a proud champion of Women's Rights and Health.  The work is sensitive and heart felt - you can see the connection.  This spot was another Addy Award winner.
Luxury Travel
When you check into the Ritz Carlton Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, you've probably already seen Endorphin's work on their website, but when you turn on your "in-room" viewing you get another chance to see the beauty of the sprawling Resort and all the amenities they have to offer.
Luxury Toys
Lee Abbott loves speed - and the cars that take you there.  In this Pilot "Rodeo Drives" for CAA Lee actually created a "Rally" for 25 Supercars right down Rodeo Drive and out to the Vineyard Malibu Rocky Oaks.  It was quite the sound when all 25 Supercars revved down the center of Beverly Hills.
Corporate & Industrial
Software can be very... dry.  The trick is to explain what a company DOES in an easy to follow format, without bogging down with too much minutia.

​​​​​​​Lee Abbott Directed literally hundreds of in-house videos for the Business Automation Software leader ONTRAPORT, from tutorials, to testimonials, to this Home Page Video about who they are and what they do.

Vintage Vargas
One of the biggest multi-player games in the world, Wargaming was making the move into Air Battles. 

And what could be more iconic, than classic WWII era Varga Girls.  So the idea was spawned to do a classic Pin-Up Calendar for the Soldiers. 

Class and Beauty - 1940's style.
Tasting Talk
A Santa Barbara Virtual Wine Bar and Community, Tasting Talk quickly racked up 50,000 views on AOL Food. 

As the Programming Director at Food Channel quipped, "We've never been able to crack wine - you did it." 

Check this fun clip "Beer on a Boat" - hey it's not ALL about wine...

LEE ABBOTT & ENDORPHIN FILMS

Business
ENDORPHIN FILMS: Boutique Agency & Prod. Co................................... Owner, EP  ’93 – Present

TLC MEDIA GROUP: Convergent Media Co..... CEO, Managing Partner, Feb 2019 - Present
ONTRAPORT: Automation Software..... Director of Video Production Dept. Aug.’14 - Jan ‘17
- Produced and narrated hundreds of content videos for the entire Marketing Platform
- Producer/M.C. of their LIVE, multi-day Stage Event ONTRAPALOOZA.

Broadcast Television

Amazon Prime+Philadelphia Eagles Network (4) “The Wolf.............EP, Show Runner, Editor
Amazon Prime “Comedy Kitchen” Laughter Heals Product........... EP, Show Runner, Editor
Pilot “Taste Life” represented by Kaplan Stahler..................................... EP, Director, Editor, Host
Pilot “Real Food With Chef Bradley Ogden”............................................................................. EP, Director
Sizzle “Rodeo Drives” represented by CAA.................................................... Co-EP, Director, Editor
FOX “Renovate My Family”................................................................................... House Director/Producer
E! Academy Awards ‘08/09 Red Carpet..... Cold Open Director, Live/Segment Producer
E! Emmy Awards ‘07/08 Red Carpet............. Cold Open Director, Live/Segment Producer
E! SAG Awards ‘08  Red Carpet...........................Cold Open Director, Live/Segment Producer
E! “Sexiest Supernaturals” & “Best Break-Up Rebounds” ................................................... Producer
Lifetime Television “Merge” Pilot & Series................................................................ Director/Producer
ESPN2 “Shreddin’ H2O” series......................................................................................... EP, Director, Host (1)
FOX Sports US Open Waterski Championships.................................................... EP, Director, Editor
FOX Sports US Open Wakeboard Championships............................................. EP, Director, Editor
Oxygen US Open Women’s Championships (repackage)................................................................... EP
PRIME “Shortline Challenge”.................................................................................. EP, Director, Editor, Host
HGTV “The Antonio Treatment”................................................................................................................ Producer
HGTV/Fine Living “10 Perfect Summer Getaways” ................................................... Field Producer
CMT “Running Wild From TED NUGENT” .................................................................. Sr. Story Producer
G4TV “Attack of the Show” multiple episodes 2006 – 20....... Segment Producer+Camera
G4TV E3 Convention/Press Conference LIVE ’07-‘12....................... Sr. Producer, Voice Overs
G4TV “Free Stuff” LIVE Christmas Special”.......................................................... Sr. Producer+Camera
G4TV “Free Stuff” series............................................................................................................ Producer+Camera
G4TV Comic Con 2007 Live (and) Preview Show........................................ Producer, Voice Overs
AXN-TV “Banana George”............................................................................................................................................ DP
Discovery Channel “Code Red- Submarine Rescue”.............................................................................. DP

Web & Social Media
John Soules Foods 61 original video recipes with over 4M views...... Director, Editor, Chef
California Beef Council 24 video recipes with over 2M views................ Director, Editor, Chef
"The AHA Show" 4 Episodes Pilot........................................................................ EP, Show Runner, Editor
Basil & Salt Magazine Original video recipes with USA Today.............. Director, Editor, Chef
Tasting Talk FoodChannel.com+AOLfood................................................... EP, Director, Editor, Host

Industrial

FITSTAR “Tony Gonzalez NFL Star” ....................................................................... EP, Director, Writer (2)

AVON WALK Santa Barbara, Brand Awareness Videos........................ EP, Director, Editor, DP
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort Website/Promotional Videos............... EP, Director, Editor, DP
Bacara Resort & Spa “In-Room & Promotional Videos”.......................... EP, Director, Editor, DP
Canon USA & Malaysian Board of Tourism stock footage........................................... Director, DP
Wargaming.net “Wargirls”...................................................................................................... EP, Director, Editor
Malibu Boats “New Leader” ’99-‘03..EP, Director, Writer, DP, Editor, VO, DVD/Web Design
MET-Rx “3, A Day”.......................................................................................................... EP, Director, Writer, Host
NextFit Website................................................................................................................................................ DP, Editor
Elephanten Shoes  “Tot’s n’ Pups”................................................................................................... Director, DP
Solar Survival Architechture  “The Hut”...................................... Director, DP, Editor, Voice Overs

Commercial

Standing Sun Winery “Great Juice”...................................................................... EP. Director, DP, Editor
Rusty’s Pizza “Fresh & Local”............................................................................. EP. Director, Writer, Editor
Kern Co. Dept. Human Services “Just a child”.... EP, Creative Director, Director, Editor (3)
Meriter Hospital “ME!” Meriter campaigns ’03 through ‘05......................................... Director, DP
Meriter Hospital “Women’s Health” Meriter campaign ‘02.................................. Director, DP (3)
Easter Seals “Just A Chair”............................................................................................................ Director, DP (3)
Malibu Boats “New Leader New Rules”.............. EP, Director, Writer, DP, Editor, Voice Over
Malibu Boats “WOW” campaign.......................................................... EP, Director, Writer, DP, Editor
British Knights “Kooks” Deutsch campaign.................................................................. EP, Director, DP
Publishers Clearing House “Anything” campaign Deutsch....................................... EP, Director
Publishers Clearing House “It’s You!” campaign, Deutsch......................................... EP, Director
Publishers Clearing House “Smile!” Deutsch...................................................................... EP, Director
Publishers Clearing House “Paparazzi” Deutsch............................................................. EP, Director
Publishers Clearing House “Super Bowl” Deutsch........................................................ EP, Director
MET-Rx “Get Serious” MET-Rx...................................................................................................... EP, Director
Cherry Coke “Different”............................................................................................ Stunt DP & Coordinator

 Live Speakers Events

Ontrapalooza 2014-2016,....... 3 Day Conference for Entrepreneurs. Director, MC Editor
Amplify LIVE 2017, 3 Day Conference for Entrepreneurs..... Director, Announcer, Editor

Film & Documentary
DISASTER AT DEVILS JAW feature documentary............................... Director, Writer, Editor
TOTALLY BAKED feature.................................................................................. Director, Writer, Editor (4)
4:20 HOUR STAND-UP feature............................................................................................................ Director
LIVE in the Winery Standing Sun Wines..................................................... EP. Director, DP, Editor
RAIN short film................................................................... Director, Producer, Writer, Editor, Lead (5)
SUPERCHICKS short film........................................................................... Director, Producer, Editor (5)
AMERICAN DREAM short................................................................ Director, Producer, Writer, Editor

TOP MODEL WGA Product Invasion short film................................................. Director, Producer
SPIRIT OF COUNTRY doc........................................................................ Director, Producer, Editor, DP
FIT AS THE WILD Eco-Challenge doc......................................... Director, Producer, Camera (6)
BETTER LIVING THROUGH CIRCUITRY Cleopatra Records doc.............................................. DP
ARMADILLO TEXAS  35mm short...................................................................................................................... DP
SUPERNATURAL DC Talk, Long Format Home Video.......................................................... Editor (7)

Music Video
Faith Hill “There Will Come A Day”................................................................................. 2nd Unit Director
Cledus T. Judd  “How Do You Milk A Cow”.............................................................................. Director (8)
Cledus T. Judd  “My Cellmate Thinks I’m Sexy”................................................................... Director (8)
Cledus T. Judd  “Shania I’m Broke!”.............................................................................................. Director  (8)
Cledus T. Judd  “Coronary Life”......................................................................................................... Director (8)
Crooked Fingers  “New Drink for the Old Drunk”............................................................... Director, DP
Jay Teter “Cowboy Ride”........................................................................................................................ EP, Director
Dede Day -- EPK Emerald Forrest Ent............................................................. EP, Director, DP, Editor
Lisa Angele “I Wear Your Love”....................................................................................................... DP 2nd Unit
Buddy Mondlock  “Poetic Justice”........................................................................ EP, Director, DP, Editor
Cause For Concern  “Simple Minded”................................................................ EP, Director, DP, Editor
Shaquile O’Neal “Straight Playin”.................................................................................................... DP 2nd Unit

SPECIAL TRAINING

Food Network Chef Mentored by Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli
Numerous Acting, Hosting and Voice Over Credits
The Groundlings, ACME Comedy Theater, The Hothouse Improvisation
Leslie Kahn, CBS Comedy on the Lot Cold Reading, Scene Study, Sitcom, On-Camera
The Hollywood Theater of Arts Teacher and Board Member
Full Acting, Hosting and Voice Over credits available upon request

Education
U.C.L.A ’91 - BA in History & Art History

* Appendix & Awards

(1)  TV Guide “Hot Shows of Summer”
(2)  #1 Fitness App on the market
(3) Addy Award Winners
(4)  High Times “Stoney” Award Nominee
(5)  Featured at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival
(6)  Seen on: Dateline NBC, ESPN SportsCenter, MTV Extreme Sports
(7)  Dove Award for Best Long Format Home Video
 (8)  All CMT Hit Picks

REFERENCES
Kent Griswold - Investor & EP of "the Wolf Pac" 267.280.3300  kentgriswold@yahoo.com
Jacob Tell – ONIRACOM, (Jack Johnson’s Web/Marketing Co.) CEO, Founder
805.252.6580 Jacob@oniracom.com
Dave Plivelich:  Owner, Sr. Creative - The Marcom Group (Agency)
661.204.8160  dplivelich@themarcomgroup.com
Tim Cairns:  Director of Marketing - John Soules Foods
512.431.6599 tcairns@jsfoods.com
Craig Borders – Network Television Show Runner
213.841.8123  craigborders@mac.com

Lee on TV
How advantageous is it when your Executive Producer knows exactly what the on camera talent is going through?

Lee Abbott has acted and hosted for years including television, commercials, music videos, film and even lending his voice to hundreds of voice-over projects.  The favorite of his children being that their Daddy is the voice on the Dr. Seuss App for the classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". 

His nearly winning "All Star Academy" also shows that he knows how to cook under pressure and still keep smiling.
Based in gorgeous Santa Barbara California
Location, Location, Location
Escape LA or New York - and come to the American Riviera for your next production.  From stunning locations to Luxury Hotels and Cuisine. 

Come to Santa Barbara and call it "Work".
contact:
Lee@EndorphinFilms.com
213.400.1566
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